Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Jack Dorsey have teamed up to launch The Bitcoin Academy. The financial literacy program will provide residents of the Marcy House projects with information about the ins and outs of cryptocurrency.
“This program aims to provide education, and empower the community with knowledge. The vision for Bitcoin is that it doesn’t have barriers, but lack of access to financial education is a barrier. It’s still hard to use for everyday necessities. Plus, people need devices and data plans,” the program’s mission statement reads.
“This program aims to provide education, empower the community with knowledge, and get rid of some of the barriers so that residents can learn more about Bitcoin specifically and finance in general.”
The Bitcoin Academy is of special importance to Carter because it is exclusively available to residents of the housing projects he grew up in.
“Bitcoin Academy, starting in Marcy, a place that taught me so much, is hopefully the first of many. The simple goal is to provide people tools to build independence for themselves and then the community around them,” Carter tweeted.
The financial literacy program will begin on June 22, 2022 and run through September 7, 2022. Interested residents can sign up through The Bitcoin Academy website.
all eyes on Marcy! https://t.co/a2al23Z2pq
— jack (@jack) June 9, 2022